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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jun 11, 2011 6:05pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Colorized Night of the Living Dead

The legend films colorized version of Night of the Living Dead was registered for copyright.

http://www.archive.org/details/NightOfTheLivingDeadInColor_173

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: PA0001633213 / 2007-10-22
Application Title: Night of the Living Dead.
Title: Night of the Living Dead.
Description: Videodisc (DVD)
Copyright Claimant: Legend Films, Inc. Address: 5075 Shoreham Place, Suite 120, San Diego, CA, 92122.
Date of Creation: 2004
Date of Publication: 2004-09-07
Nation of First Publication: United States
Authorship on Application: Legend Films, Inc., employer for hire; Domicile: United States.
Pre-existing Material: Black and white, 1968 motion picture entitled "Night of the Living Dead".
Basis of Claim: Colorization of entire motion picture; audio commentary and additional audiovisual material.
Copyright Note: C.O. correspondence.

Names: Legend Films, Inc.

The older colorized version that was released on videotape is also copyrighted.

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: PA0000542023 / 1991-06-14
Title: Night of the living dead.
Description: 1 videoreel.
Notes: C.O. unable to view tape.
Copyright Claimant: RHI Entertainment, Inc.
Date of Creation: 1986
Date of Publication: 1986-10-09
Authorship on Application: Hal Roach Studios, Inc., emloyer for hire.
Previous Registration: Black & white film prev. reg. 1979, PA 46-101.
Basis of Claim: New Matter: full color work.
Copyright Note: C.O. correspondence.

Names: RHI Entertainment, Inc.
Hal Roach Studios, Inc.

I don't know which version was posted.

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Jun 12, 2011 3:33am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Colorized Night of the Living Dead

And colorization involves more than "sweat of the brow".